Dinner at Bill's Southampton*

21 September 2019

Well, well, well, look who's been out for another fab meal. This week I was fortunate enough to be invited down to Bill's in Southampton to try out their menu for Foodie Fortnight and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Now, the meal was complimentary, but, as always, all of my views are 100% honest and my own.

But, anyway, what is Foodie Fortnight? It's, as the name suggests, two weeks of food deals in Southampton across a vast number of participating restaurants. FYI, all of the deals are online and you just need to book them in on their website.
Also, I have a confession to make, I don't think I've ever been to a Bill's before?! Yes, I know I'm a bad person and no, I haven't been living under a rock but somehow I just haven't been. Before attending I didn't even look at the menu as I wanted the entire experience to be a surprise. 

THE MENU

So, as part of Foodie Fortnight, there are two deals to be had: either, two courses for £15 or three courses for £18. Included on the menu is a real mix; from a veggie wellington to sea bass to a steak, as well as a few options for starters and desserts. Also, for anyone that's vegan, there's a couple of vegan starters, a main and a dessert on there too. For reference, the dinner special on the evening we were visiting was a salmon dish which apparently was really good.

 THE DECOR

Okay, wow. I'd heard on social media that Bill's had had a gorgeous new refurbishment but I wasn't expecting it to be thaaaat good. It's by far the prettiest restaurant I've ever been to and has real 'The Ivy' vibes. There are lots of plants everywhere, quirky prints, pretty wallpapers, trinkets, vases the lot. We were sat right by the window overlooking Arundel Tower and it was so so pretty as the sun set.  I can imagine that of a summer evening, sitting outside and sipping a cocktail here would be lovely!




THE FOOD 

To start, I had the chicken and sesame dumplings, which, isn't something I'd usually go for. They were really light and fresh-tasting, and the dip that came with them was delicious, it had a really nice kick to it but wasn't toooo spicy. I definitely recommend. 

For my main, I had the burger of the week. This week, and for the whole of Foodie Fortnight (*I think, please don't quote me on that) the burger of the week is a garlic and turmeric chicken burger. I'm going to be honest, I wasn't a massive fan of the fries, but the burger itself was fab. I loved all of the flavours and the chicken was cooked to perfection.

EVERYTHING ELSE

To drink I had a peach, elderflower and rosemary cooler (mocktail) and it was delicious. Again, if you're driving and fancy an Instagrammable drink, this is your guy. It was delicious. 

Price-wise, Bill's is definitely at the higher end of the restaurant chain spectrum but for good reason. The decor and ambiance is fab and definitely a good spot for a celebratory meal.



Have you ever been to Bill's?

15 comments

  1. I love Bills! It's such a great restaurant, but I've not tried those dumplings and they look totally delicious.

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    1. Isn't it just?! I defo recommend, they were a fab starter!

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  2. i lived in brighton for one year and i've never been to bill's!! but I have heard so much of it(: the view outside this one is awesome!

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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    1. Whaaaat? You need to get yourself down to one!! Isn't it gorgeous?

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  3. Bills looks amazing! I've also never been but I really need to check it out - this was a great review and the photos look great!

    Jas xx

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    1. You really should! Thank you so so much!! x

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  4. I've never been to Bill's either, there isn't one local to me. That refurb looks insane. So pretty inside. Your photos are gorgeous too. I'm glad you enjoyed everything x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  5. I've only ever been to Bill's once for breakfast a few years ago and it was lovely! The main meals look amazing too x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Ahhhh I'm yet to go for breakfast - I must go one day!x

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  6. Ahh that burger looks so tasty and the mocktail you had looks gorgeous!
    What a good deal you got too.
    I love Bills - I haven't been for ages though x

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    1. It really was fab, I had such a good time!! x

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  7. The interior is gorgeous and so is the view!

    Lucy | Forever September

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